Twin Boro Physical Therapy at Skillman/Princeton opened in the winter of 2023. The clinic is located on Route 206 between Montgomery and Princeton townships, and is only 10 minutes away from Princeton University, Princeton High School, and Montgomery High School. This convenient location provides residents of the greater Princeton area with access to the best evidence-based physical therapy care in the state from an esteemed institution. As the largest private practice in New Jersey with 51 convenient locations in 16 counties and 43 years of experience, Twin Boro Physical Therapy prides itself on allowing anyone in need to access their superb care, regardless of where they live. For their continual growth and commitment to helping patients live life to the fullest, Twin Boro has been recognized as the best physical therapy practice in New Jersey by mycentralnj.com.
The Skillman/Princeton clinic is headed by Matthew Wells, PT, DPT, who’s been providing patients with top-notch care at several Twin Boro locations since 2019. This includes his start at our North Brunswick clinic, one of Twin Boro’s original locations that is well known and highly regarded for its longevity.
Matthew strives to foster a fun and engaging environment for all his patients, and although he specializes in sports medicine, orthopedics, geriatrics, and vestibular rehabilitation, he treats individuals of every age and activity level. He follows a goal-oriented treatment approach that’s shaped by the biopsychosocial model, in which psychological and social factors are carefully considered in addition to each patient’s physical problems. To help patients achieve their goals, Matthew utilizes a combination of hands-on manual therapy techniques, advanced exercise prescription, and other interventions he finds to be appropriate. He also has experience treating Division I college football athletes and NFL football players, and when caring for these higher-level athletes, he provides additional services like professional lifting form critique, blood-flow restriction training, and sport-specific training. Ultimately, through his unique and personalized approach, Matthew helps patients achieve superior outcomes with high satisfaction rates.
MY HOBBIES: In his spare time, Matthew enjoys snowboarding, hiking, golfing, exercising, playing Ultimate Frisbee—which he played competitively for seven years at Scranton—and spending time with his friends and family. He has also been a volunteer fireman for 13 years in his hometown of Hillsborough.
When Matthew Wells was in high school, severe back pain prevented him from competing in golf tryouts. This ongoing pain landed him in outpatient physical therapy, where he became passionate about the profession once he realized that it combined his love for science, sports, and helping people. Matthew eventually decided that he wanted to become a physical therapist and went on to attend The University of Scranton, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science in 2016. He also obtained Dean’s List and was a member of Alpha Epsilon Delta Health Pre-Professional Honor Society at Scranton. Matthew then studied abroad for a semester in Rome with Loyola University Chicago before continuing at Scranton to earn a Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2019.
His education also included a strength and conditioning internship with the Lackawanna College football team, as well as a work-study job, where he developed and instructed sport-specific workout plans for various collegiate teams, including field hockey, swimming, lacrosse, volleyball, and tennis. In 2019, Matthew traveled to Guatemala for a physical therapy service trip, where he treated underserved and underprivileged patients in outpatient orthopedic and pediatric settings.
Matthew started working at Twin Boro Physical Therapy in September of 2019 as a staff physical therapist at the North Brunswick location. While working full time at North Brunswick, he also spent a great deal of time treating Division I college football athletes and NFL players at the Martinsville location. Matthew was promoted to Assistant Clinic Director of North Brunswick after three years, and then in 2022, he became be the Clinic Director of the new startup clinic in Skillman.
Matthew treats a variety of patients, but specializes in orthopedics, adolescent populations, advanced athletes and weekend warriors, and vestibular and post-surgical patients. Some of the techniques he uses frequently include advanced exercise prescription, joint mobilization and manipulation, motor control cueing, postural restoration, the McKenzie Method, the Mulligan technique, and blood flow restriction training. He utilizes a combination of hands-on manual therapy and exercises with a focus on the biopsychosocial model, in which psychological and social factors are carefully considered in addition to the physical issues each patient is dealing with. Through this unique and personalized approach, he achieves superior patient outcomes with high satisfaction rates.
Matthew is also a clinical educator for students working towards their physical therapy degree and he enjoys the challenges of helping to develop the next generation of physical therapists. He has completed continuing education courses on the shoulder, ACL rehab, and pain neuroscience, and obtained Blood Flow Restriction certification in 2021.
Another guiding principle for Matthew is Twin Boro’s One2Four Care Model, which is a unique approach to treatment that focuses on progressing patients from a low functional level to the peak performance required to return to their prior or preferred level of function. Matthew therefore focuses on helping his patients reach the goals that are most important to them and develops creative and individualized plans of care that will help patients achieve these goals. He believes in the power of education and provides tools to his patients that are designed to create optimal outcomes and improve performance in the activity they desire.
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